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Construction inspections

 Construction and repair projects in Philadelphia need to be inspected for safety. 

Construction inspections

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I):

  • Inspects permitted construction for compliance with the applicable codes.
  • Checks that the work being done matches what is authorized by the permit.

Contractors are responsible for scheduling L&I inspections at key points during the construction project. These inspections are needed for work to continue.

L&I building inspectors also respond to public complaints about construction projects. If the construction does not meet safety standards, L&I inspectors can issue Notices of Violation tickets (Code Violation Notices) and, if necessary, Stop Work Orders to halt construction until violations are fixed.